It is no overstatement to say that the economic wellbeing of Long Beach, Southern California and our state is dramatically impacted by the volume of international trade flowing through the Port of Long Beach.
More than a decade since the September 11 attacks and six years after the financial crisis, people are coming to the realization that the U.S. and the global economy are resilient. Security is institutionalized and risk management is de rigeur. Now everyone is looking for one thing: how to get growth. For government and business, growth will solve a lot of lingering problems by reducing deficits and generating revenue.